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Katie Schumann met the actor Robert DeNiro during spring break. Photo courtesy of Glenn Stout.

Katie Schumann met the actor Robert DeNiro during spring break. Photo courtesy of Glenn Stout.

A Cedar Springs grad had an exciting spring break this year when she met Hollywood star Robert DeNiro on the set of a film he was making in Florida.

Katie Schumann, the daughter of Mark Schumann, and Jayne Bremmer, all of Cedar Springs, was visiting with her Grandma Verla, Uncle Glenn Stout and Aunt Boni in Briny Breezes, Florida at a mobile home park located on the Atlantic ocean, about fifteen miles south of West Palm Beach.

“This is a community where elders vacation and can relax with the amenities of a country club,” explained Katie. “The residents are super sweet and I love talking and hanging out with them when I go down to visit.”

Glenn said that over the past number of years scenes in two movies have been shot there, “Folks” and “In Her Shoes.”

“The park has a beautiful clubhouse that sets right on the beach facing the Atlantic which is where much of the filming had been done in the past,” he explained. “A rumor was floating around the park at this time that yet another crew might be stopping at Briny for another shoot.”

Katie said her aunt told her the night before that they might be shooting the movie the next morning at the clubhouse, where there Zumba class was held. “My Uncle came back from trying to get his DJ equipment up at the clubhouse and he said that the filming crew was up there filming a scene! He got his camera and went running back up there and I was close behind him,” she said.

“Katie and I made our way to the clubhouse early on the suspected day to find lots of people shouting directions to local resident extras while camera men shot the scenes from the clubhouse porch. Golf carts and police cars were everywhere,” said Glenn.

The two watched the crew film a scene, but didn’t see DeNiro and then they announced it was time to move to a different location.

“I had just said to Katie that while this was certainly filming for a movie, it didn’t appear that Mr. DeNiro was there. Lots of unfamiliar faces, but none that looked like him.  Katie’s eyes got big when she said, “Look! He’s right over there!” He had walked right by us, inches away, on his way to his car! The next thing I knew, Katie was following him and his assistant. It made me a bit nervous. What was she doing?

“People started moving everywhere and Robert De Niro was escorted right past me with his security guard into his black escalade!” explained Katie. “The door was still open in the backseat and so I walked right up to the security guard and asked if I could have a picture with him. You honestly probably weren’t supposed to do that, but I thought I would regret it if I didn’t ask. She said that I could and I just had to wait until he was done checking his phone. He was totally cool about getting back out of the car and taking a picture with me.”

Glenn saw the actor get out of the car and pose with his arm around Katie, so Glenn whipped out his phone and took the photo. DeNiro then got back in the car and was driven away.

“He is such a big movie star and really it was crazy that we actually got a picture together,” remarked Katie. “It was only the park manager and I that got a picture with him and I was totally floored. I talked about it all day and was full of energy and excitement! That was definitely the highlight of my vacation and I am very lucky to have family members that let me stay with them for my spring break!”

Katie said she has one more year at Grand Rapids Community College, and then plans to go to Grand Valley State University.

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The Post travels to Fort Myers Beach


The Post travels to Fort Myers Beach

The Post travels to Fort Myers Beach

The Post went on a girls’ trip to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, with Jennifer Tompkins and Emily Martens. “Emily and I have been friends since we first met in Miss Welch’s kindergarten class at Beach Elementary,” explained Jennifer. “Although we no longer live in Cedar we love reading about our hometown on your Facebook page! My mom gave me her copy of the post to take on our Florida adventure!”

Thank you, Jennifer and Emily, for taking us with you to Florida! I bet it was much warmer than here!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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Post travels to Florida


Pictured from left to right are Victor Hansen, President; Dave Korhorn, Vice President; Andy Blackmore, Dir. of Business Dev.

Pictured from left to right are Victor Hansen, President; Dave Korhorn, Vice President; Andy Blackmore, Dir. of Business Dev.

Vic Hansen, president of Display Pack, the company that will be moving into the Wolverine World Wide building on West Street, was recently at the 2015 NPE show in Orlando, Florida with his team to inspect their new KMD 90L thermoforming machine, and they took the Post with them. “The final destination of this machine will be at the facility on West St.,” explained Hansen. “Its initial purpose will be to produce the bulk cookie containers for Meijer. The machine was made by Kiefel Technologies in Freilassing, Germany.”

Thanks, Vic, for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post goes to spring training in Lakeland


Woody and Jan Avis and Jerry and Betty VanderWal (holding the Post) in Lakeland, Florida.

Woody and Jan Avis and Jerry and Betty VanderWal (holding the Post) in Lakeland, Florida.

Jerry and Betty VanderWal were vacationing in Lakeland, Florida during February and met up with Woody and Jan Avis, who spend their winters in Bowling Green, Florida. They spent a day watching the Detroit Tigers in spring baseball practice at Marchant Stadium, Lakeland, Florida.

“We enjoyed watching them in a casual atmosphere and also the interaction of a few with us fans,” said Betty. “Before we returned to snow covered Cedar Springs, we attended the baseball game against the Atlanta Braves. Tigers won!”

Thanks so much to Jerry and Betty for taking us with you to Florida!

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Post travels to Florida


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The Post must really like Florida, since it keeps turning up there! Either that, or folks here are trying to get away from the cold, wintry weather. Which do you think it is?

Lorena Male (left) and Beatrice Singleton (right) traveled to Florida this past week with a copy of the Post, and visited the Ravine Gardens at Palatka, Florida. Thanks for taking us with you!

Send your traveling Post photos to news@cedarspringspost.com and we will run them as space allows.

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